Little Plum Little Plum

Little Plum

    • 5.0 • 1 Rating
    • $16.99
    • $16.99

Publisher Description

On the cusp of thirty, Coral learns that a thing is growing inside her body. It is not necessarily a complete disaster, she tells herself. I’m okay, she tells herself.

Soon the thing inside her is the size of a plum. ‘Little Plum,’ she says, ‘Little Plum, I love you.’

And she wants to love it, the little plum. It’s just that she can’t yet think of it as what it is becoming: a baby, and not just a piece of fruit.

Coral is tapping and shrugging more than usual. She is trying to stop the creature in her head from taking hold.

Coral might not be okay—or she might be seeing more clearly than anyone.

Bold and sensuous, Little Plum is the stunning follow-up to Laura McPhee-Browne’s award-winning debut, Cherry Beach.

Laura McPhee-Browne is a writer and social worker living in Melbourne, on Wurundjeri land. Her short stories have been published widely in Australia. Cherry Beach (2020), her first novel, won a NSW Premier’s Literary Award.

‘The debut of Melbourne-based Laura McPhee-Browne is a poetic, languid, melancholic and sensitive meditation on trying to carve your own path in that liminal period between the freedom of childhood and the responsibilities of adulthood.’ Age on Cherry Beach

Cherry Beach is a tender and bruising coming-of-age novel. McPhee-Browne’s writing is both poetic and economical, finely attuned to the exhilaration and doom of youth, unfamiliar cities and new relationships.’ Miles Franklin Award-winner Jennifer Down on Cherry Beach

Australian audiences may not often encounter in their local fiction…Lusciously evocative prose…Another queer woman hero to add to the slim but beloved catalogue scrounged from Australian literature’s meagre offerings.’ Meanjin on Cherry Beach

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2023
7 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
The Text Publishing Company
SELLER
Text Publishing
SIZE
2.4
MB

More Books Like This

Hold Still: A Novel Hold Still: A Novel
2016
The Light on the Water The Light on the Water
2016
Pieces of Happiness Pieces of Happiness
2017
The Hours The Hours
2013
Long Bay Long Bay
2021
Roar Roar
2018

More Books by Laura McPhee-Browne

Customers Also Bought

Thirst for Salt Thirst for Salt
2023
Sorrow and Bliss Sorrow and Bliss
2020
This Has Been Absolutely Lovely This Has Been Absolutely Lovely
2021
The Soulmate The Soulmate
2022
Don’t You Forget About Me Don’t You Forget About Me
2019
Last Night Last Night
2021